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Re: RFC: Why are so many debian packages outdated?

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM, Svante Signell wrote:
>> Yeah, I guess that makes sense, *if* the person doing the NMU then owns
>> any bugs they introduce and of course doesn't do anything drastic like
>> rewriting the build system.  And provides plenty of warning.
> Please, what can I do being a _contributor_ compared to  these "high
> level package maintainers", except filing bug reports. Please advice a
> stupid user who just wants to be using Debian as a GNU/* release(and
> having recent software in them) .

Anyone, anyone at all, can prepare an NMU (non-maintainer upload), but
non-DDs need to find a sponsor to do the actual upload (best
coordinated via mentors).  See:

Best wishes,

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